Agent Name

Sodium acetate trihydrate

CAS Number

6131-90-4

Formula

C2-H4-O2.Na.3H2-O

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Natrium acetate-3-wasser; Sodium acetate; Thomaegelin; Tutofusin; Acetic acid, sodium salt, trihydrate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Description

Transparent solid; Efflorescent in warm air; [Merck Index] White crystalline solid; [Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in photography, buffering reagents, bottle warmers, and animal medicines; Technical grades used as mordant in dyeing, acidulant in foods, and additive in dialysis solutions; [Merck Index] Used as a urinary alkalizer, diuretic, and expectorant; [ChemIDplus]

Comments

Found in plant and animal tissues; Generally regarded as safe (GRAS) for use in food; [FDA] May cause irritation; [Aldrich MSDS]

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